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Mad Madge

Written by Rose Napoli | Directed by Andrea Donaldson

A Nightwood Theatre production in association with VideoCabaret

If you draw a line from Kim Kardashian way, way back, you’ll land on Margaret Cavendish, fiction writer, philosopher, designer, scientist, the OG Jack-of-all-Trades and master of none. She may not know how to spell, but with the help of a bastard brother, an unruly Queen, and a weepy musketeer, Margaret learns that it is possible to have it all. Paying homage to Jane Austen and Tina Fey in the same breath, this laugh-out-loud contemporary/period mashup suggests that perhaps our hunger for unbridled attention is not so shallow, after all.

For Rose Napoli:
Dora Award nomination for Outstanding New Play for Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells)
Dora Award nomination for Outstanding Performance in The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh
One of NOW Magazine’s Top Ten Theatre Artists
“Rose Napoli’s Catherine is, dare I say, perfect” – Intermission Magazine on Wildwoman


Playwright: Rose Napoli
Director: Andrea Donaldson
Starring: Rose Napoli, Karl Ang, Wayne Burns, Izad Etemadi, Farhang Ghajar, and Nancy Palk
Stage Manager: Lucy McPhee
Production Consultant: Pip Bradford
Set and Costume Design: Astrid Janson and Abby Esteireiro
Sound Design: Olivia Wheeler*
Lighting Design: Rebecca Vandevelde
Wardrobe Team: Alessia Urbani
Props and Millinery Building: Merle Harley
Producer/Publicist: Victoria Laberge

*Indicated designers on this production are represented by the Associated Designers of Canada, IATSE Local ADC659.

From April 9
to April 20, 2024

Tickets are $25.50 (Previews) | April 12 to 16: $31 or $48 | April 17 to 20: $42.50 or $59.50 | A limited amount of PWYC tickets will be available per performance.


Franco Boni Theatre

Performance Dates

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 – 7:30pm (Preview)
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – 7:30pm (Preview)
Thursday, April 11, 2024 – 7:30pm (Opening Night)
Friday, April 12, 2024 – 7:30pm
Saturday, April 13, 2024 – 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14, 2024 – 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 – 7:30pm
Thursday, April 18, 2024 – 7:30pm
Friday, April 19, 2024 – 7:30pm
Saturday, April 20, 2024 – 2:00pm & 7:30pm

This performance is 2 hours including intermission